The Gulf of Tonkin - 50 Years Ago
The Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) sent this cable to the Joint Chiefs reporting an attack on the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin on August 2, 1964. The result was a spiraling escalation of violence in Vietnam.
-from the LBJ Library
This Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum ) was collected for the Field Museum’s collection in 1911. It was 22 ft in diameter. Record trees have been measured to be 311 ft (94.8 m) in height and over 56 ft (17 m) in diameter.
© The Field Museum, CSB34454, Photographer Huron H. Smith.
8 men standing inside Giant Redwood tree trunk. Men in undercut of 22 foot diameter trees, Camp 20, Barnwood Lumber Company.
California Redwood Forest Expedition.
5x7 glass negative
The Very Confidently Posed George Henry Gordon, circa 1846
-US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Later Brigadier General/ Brevet Major General In The Civil War, Lawyer And Author
Massachusetts graduate of West Point who fought in the Mexican-American War and Civil War, according to his colleagues, the leader of the best trained and disciplined units of the Union army. Gordon raised the first volunteer Massachusetts regiment after the outbreak of Civil War and while many of Gordon’s West Point classmates, including George McClellan, received great acclaim, his own history has been hidden until now.
After the war, Gordon practiced law in Boston. He was one of the founders of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts. He published the following books:
- History of the Second Massachusetts Regiment (1876)
- History of the Campaign of the Army of Virginia under Gen. John Pope from Cedar Mountain to Alexandria (1880)
- A War Diary of the Events of the War of the Great Rebellion, 1863-65 (1882)
- Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain (1883)
viα strangemoon: Greta Garbo in Gösta Berlings saga (1924).
Anne and Margot Frank
James F. Rodgers, The Leatherman, 9 June 1885.
n 1883, wearing a sixty-pound suit sewn from leather boot-tops, a wanderer known only as the Leather Man began to walk a 365 mile loop between the Connecticut and Hudson Rivers that he would complete every 34 days, for almost six years. His circuit took him through at least 41 towns in southwestern Connecticut and southeastern New York, sleeping in caves, accepting food from townspeople, and speaking only in grunts and gestures along the way. What remains of the mysterious Leather Man today are the news clippings and photographs taken by the first-hand witnesses of this captivating individual. The Old Leather Man gathers the best of the early newspaper accounts of the Leather Man, and includes maps of his route, historic photographs of his shelters, the houses he was known to stop at along his way, and of the Leather Man himself. This history tracks the footsteps of the Leather Man and unravels the myths surrounding the man who made Connecticut’s caves his home
Read: James F. Rodgers, The Leatherman
Beautiful Little Girl Daguerreotype
1860s photographer unknown